Coming Events

Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.

Australian Orienteering Championships 2024

This carnival of events will comprise seven events -   

Australian Long, Middle, Sprint and Relay Championships and

Australian Schools Sprint, Long and Relay Championships. 

Armidale will be the host city for these events and the dates will be Sat 28th Sept - Sun 6th Oct.

The carnival will be organized on behalf of ONSW by Ron Pallas and Nick Dent who have been appointed by ONSW as the Managers.

We are in the process of putting together organizational teams. All orienteers will have the opportunity of volunteering to be part of these teams.

Technical Team

Course setters and Controllers - Expression of Interest (EOI)

Any orienteer who is interested in being a course setter or controller for any of the seven events that will be held during this carnival is asked to make an EOI.

We are planning on putting together a team of controllers and course setters who will work together to produce quality courses that meet the technical requirements of each discipline.

Each member of this team will need to be able to follow timelines and participate in preliminary arena planning.

Members of the team will need to be available for a planning weekend in early 2023 (date TBC) and a follow up in early to mid 2024.

If you are interested in either a course setting role or being a controller please send an EOI to

Nick Dent   email    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          Due by 30th July 2022

Please indicate

  1. Course setter or Controller.
  2. Which event(s) is your preference?
  3. If Controller-what is your current approved Controller level.
  4. Brief summary of your experience as either Course setter or Controller.

Ron Pallas        Nick Dent

Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival Managers 2024

June 2022


QB3 Day 3 Review and Final Results

Day 3, the Sprint race, was held in cool but sunny conditions at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.  Courses were set in a compact section of the campus and thus map flips were required on the 4 longest Hard courses to achieve appropriate course lengths. Alistair George continued his winning form taking out M21A in 16:36 for the 3.4km course, wining all 3 days and was a clear overall winner. Sprint specialist, Shannon Jones won W21A ahead of overall winner Grace Crane. Sam Woolford and Nea Shingler also won all 3 days and overall, in M20A and W20A, respectively. Waggaroos locals Briohny Seaman and son Ryder won overall in W35A and M10A.

Herman Werner enjoyed the warmer conditions and, after missing the long day, returned to complete his M95A course.

Waggaroos would like to thank the NSW Stingers squad and Orienteering ACT, as well as Finish Tent guru Ron Pallas, for their support in staging what has been a very successful 3 days of orienteering.

Final overall results are here 

Please take a couple of minutes and fill in the Course Setter of the year Survey please - Day1 and Day3


2022 ACT & NSW Ski-Orienteering Championship

The 2022 ACT & NSW Ski-Orienteering Championship will be held at Perisher Valley on Sunday 14th August, organised by Red Roos, Big Foot and Perisher X Country. This event forms part of XC Ski week ( ) with the start in front of the beautiful, warm and special Nordic Shelter at Perisher. Everyone who loves or dreams of trying Skiing or Orienteering, will be able to take an opportunity to combine both skills and to take part in our exciting Championship. It will be the 8th Championship, after Swedish ski-o expert Patrik Gunnarsson brought the concept back to Perisher in 2014. It was no events in 2020-2021 due to the Covid. It is the only Ski-O event in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere!!!

Courses: ROGAINE – 2 hours - SOLO and TEAMS (kids – 1 hour Rogaine)
Start: Start any time between 10:00am-11:30pm; Finish closes at 1:30pm

Entries already are open here:
Please register through Eventor -

Information Promotional Flyer - link

Invitation to 2022 Ski-O Championships - link


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